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SF Start-Up Wantful Makes an Old Space New in Upper Haight

It may be unusual, but for this Bay Area start-up, an Edwardian home in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco turned out to be the perfect space for their big ideas.  

SF Street Style: Rockabilly Sweet at Bettie Page in the Haight

Last year, the retro rockabilly mecca, Bettie Page clothing, opened shop in the Haight. A little bird told me the girls there have some serious vintage swagger, so I thought I'd head over and check it out. I found (left to right) Jessica GossLiz IrelandMindy Gaines, and Hayley Griffin, done up in pin-up. These ladies are lucky enough to call their dress code a job perk.  

Fire Relief Fundraiser Tonight at the Peacock Lounge

You know you’ve always wondered what’s up with the somewhat mysterious Peacock Lounge in Lower Haight. Well, tonight is a fantastic reason to check it out, as there will be a fundraiser to benefit the residents who were displaced by last week's devastating fire at Haight and Fillmore. The night will include:

Local Love: First Look at Alyssa Nicole's Fall 2011 Collection + Q&A With the Designer

Yesterday, Alyssa Casares, a local 19-year-old designer, launched the Fall 2011 collection of her clothing line, Alyssa Nicole. Alyssa's latest work is her most sophisticated and cohesive collection to date. Vibrant reds and blacks, are mixed with a range of textures -- playful red Swiss dot day dresses, and tightly tiered black evening wear -- all of which is perfect for fall.

The Haight's Last Stand: Our Complicated Relationship With SF's Most Iconic 'Hood

With Gavin Newsom’s purposed Sit/Lie ordinance ready to remove the street kids from the Upper Haight, our relationship with the city’s most iconic neighborhood is more complicated than ever.

Question: How many hippies does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer: None. Hippies change nothing.

Where to Shop this Weekend: Sales at Barney's, Ambiance and Kweejibo

It may be a new year, but one thing hasn’t changed: sales continue to pop up everywhere we look. Here are seven places to shop and save during the first weekend in 2009:

Hot Stuff: Lejaby Crystal Chantilly Lace Collection

An evening of high drama – tonight or any night – doesn’t have to involve an elaborate, Champagne-addled adventure through the wilds of the city (though that never hurts). For instant intrigue, try donning the latest sweet almost-nothings to arrive at lingerie boutique Dollhouse Bettie.

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